cultural snacking

2020-12-14 – Monday – 21:25:48
cultural snacking

The old streets in Takayama city 高山市 are beautiful and fun, but like most tourist spots in Japan, they've been highly optimised for the extraction of tourist dollars.

They are perhaps a bit too perfect, too high a distillation of experience. Not necessarily inauthentic, but akin to cultural fast food. Everyone enjoys a bit of fast food occasionally, but it shouldn't be all that you eat!